Awaiting Your Return From Shore
The independent principality of
Monaco is a favorite haunt of the jet set. In the possession of the Grimaldi
family for almost 700 years, a treaty with France guarantees independence as
long as the throne is occupied by a Grimaldi. The 19th-century Romanesque
cathedral contains impressive works of art and the tomb of Princess Grace.
The ship is scheduled to dock at the Monaco Quai des Etas Unis.It is
about two miles to Old Monaco. The main square of Monte Carlo, Place du
Casino, is less than half a mile from the pier and can be reached via
the road, stairs or public elevator. Taxis are generally available
Shopping. Designer boutiques offering elegant clothing and
gorgeous jewelry are located around the Place du Casino, along Rue des
Moulins, and at the Galérie Métropole. Some shops close between 12:30
Cuisine. Excellent restaurants and hotels cater to the most
discriminating tastes. Open-air eateries near the port or around the
Place du Casino offer more casual options. Fresh seafood or a
bouillabaisse are well worth a try.
Oceanographic Museum. Located in Old Monaco, the museum
was one of the projects administered by the late Jacques Cousteau.
Musée National des Automates & Poupées d’Autrefois. This
Museum of Dolls & Automatons, set in a 19th-century seaside village,
has a compelling collection of 18th- and 19th-century dolls and
Old Monaco. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old
town, lined with quaint restaurants and sidewalk cafes.
The Casino opens at noon with Roulette, Trente and
Quarante; slot machines at 2; private gaming rooms open at 4. The
entrance fee is about 10 Euros, and a passport is required. Men must
wear jacket and tie.
Cote d'Azur. From Monte Carlo, favorite trips include Nice,
Eze and St-Paul de Vence. Driving along one of the scenic Corniche roads
is in itself a highlight.
Monte Carlo Golf Club. Check on board.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You